Spanish Mackerel are commonly found in the open gulf around wrecks, reefs, deep inshore channels and rivers.
Size and Catch Limits
As of January 2019, Anglers are allowed to keep 15 Spanish Mackerel per day. The fish must measure minimum 12", measured from nose to fork.
Try This Mackerel Recipe!
Spicy Smoked Spanish Mackerel Spread
1/4 cup softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
3 shakes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
4 ounces smoked Spanish Mackerel
About 3 tablespoons sour cream
Combine the cream cheese, jalapeno, celery, onion, Worcestershire and hot sauce in a food processor and mix until smooth. Break up the fish into the processor and process again until just mixed but not mushy. Thin the mixture with sour cream to a spreading consistency.
Chill for 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers or fresh raw vegetables.